David Dhawan is teaming up with son Varun Dhawan for the adaptation of 1995 Govinda and Karisma Kapoor starrer Coolie No 1. The lead cast includes Sara Ali Khan, who will reprise the role of Karisma Kapoor and Varun will fill in the shoes of Govinda. Apparently, Paresh Rawal has also been roped in to play the role of Kader Khan, Karisma’s father. What’s more exciting is that one of the best comedians of India, Johnny Lever is joining the sterling cast. He will essay the role of the police officer from the original, which was essayed by Tiku Talsania.
In a talk with Mumbai Mirror, Johnny said, “I’ve worked with David in many films, including Deewana Mastana, Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge and Judwaa 2. It’s great to team up with him again, he has a good understanding of comedy and we have been in sync since the ’90s. It’s a wonderful role.” He also expressed his excitement to work with rising star Varun Dhawan.
To a syndicated feed, David said, “After re-watching the original, I started working on the script. For six months, I wondered if I should make it or not,”
“Finally, I decided to adapt it. It’s actually a new film. I’ve worked on it for almost a year with the original writer Rumi Jaffery on the screenplay and Farhad Samji on the dialogue,” he added.
The film is set to release on 1st May 2020 and the shooting will occur in Bangkok on 5th August.